Colonies contain up to about 2,000 termites. Severe damage may be caused by the presence of multiple-colonies.It is easily transported outside these areas in infested furniture and other timbers. This termite lives in timber with moisture content of less than 12%.
Western subterranean termites are highly destructive to douglas fir and other common timbers used in the construction of a building. They can rapidly eat out the internal sections of structural timbers - devouring mainly the spring wood, and preferring to leave the harder summer wood sections.
Fungus is the cause of dry rot, which is one of the most serious defects that wood can develop. The fungus grows by consuming wood fiber, and the wood becomes soft and punky. When dry rot occurs in the framing of a house, the damage may not be noticeable until it causes structural problems that require major repairs. You can often treat and strengthen wood affected by dry rot as an alternative to replacing it.
Finding out that you have Termites is stressful. Let us help you determine the extent of the infestation and a solution that works well for you and your situation. We have several different treatment options several of which do not include you having to leave your home.